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David Bowie wanted to ‘steal’ Arcade Fire song

David Bowie wanted to ‘steal’ Arcade Fire song

Arcade Fire's latest project is called "Reflektor." Photo: Associated Press

David Bowie was so impressed with a song by rockers Arcade Fore he threatened to “steal” it from them unless they finished recording it immediately.

The Canadian band was working on tracks in a New York studio earlier this year when the “Ashes to Ashes” singer stopped by to check out their progress.

When he heard their experimental track “Reflektor” he was adamant he would put it out himself if they didn’t finish recording it – and the crafty musicians used

Bowie’s enthusiasm to convince him to sing backing vocals on the song instead.

Arcade Fire star Richard Reed Parry tells NME magazine, “He basically just came by the studio in New York while we were mixing, just to have a listen to the stuff we were doing. He offered to lend us his services because he really liked the song. In fact, he basically threatened us – he was like, ‘If you don’t hurry up and mix this song, I might just steal it from you!’.

“So we thought, well why don’t we go one better, why don’t you sing on our version? Thankfully he obliged, and we were really, really happy about that.”

Reflektor is the eight-minute long title track from the band’s upcoming fourth album, which is due for release next month.

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